Monday, 24 December 2012

MAN 23rd December 2012 - OY-KAL becomes the first SAS A320 to visit.

Arriving on the evening Copenhagen service, the first SAS A320 to visit MAN OY-KAL.

MAN 22nd December 2012 - PIA A310 diverts from Leeds.

Diverting in from a foggy Leeds during the evening, PIA A310 AP-BEC then departed a few hours later,

meanwhile, Austrian 737-800 OE-LNP arrived late evening after a long delay due to poor weather at Innsbruck.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

16th to the 21st December 2012 - Istanbul (via Germany)

A few days spent in Istanbul, flying out via Munich and back via Frankfurt.

Photos will be uploaded to the 2012 trips page here when time allows.....

Monday, 10 December 2012

MAN 9th December 2012 - Etihad A340-600 upgrade.

Due to a large demand for premium seats on the evening EY022 departure, Etihad upgraded today's flight to an A340-600, operated by A6-EHH.

And in amongst the visiting Football related Business Jets was this first visiting VistaJet Challenger, OE-INU.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

MAN 8th December 2012 - BBJ A6-DAS

Having arrived in the morning, 737-700 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) A6-DAS remained parked up overnight.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

MAN 7th December 2012 - Air Blue debut A340 AP-EDE.

Air Blue's other A340, AP-EDE, made its first visit to Manchester this evening, the aircraft eventually departed back to Islamabad just after 1am.

MAN 7th December 2012 - Alba Star 737-400 EC-LNC

Having arrived earlier in the day with the Toulon Rugby team for their game against Sale Sharks, Alba Star 737-400 EC-LNC was parked up overnight.

Friday, 7 December 2012

MAN 6th December 2012 - Alitalia 777 departs after painting.

Alitalia 777-200 EI-DBL departed on a very wet and windy evening after painting in to their updated scheme by Air Livery.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

MAN 6th December 2012 - Air Bucharest departs

Air Bucharest 737-300 YR-TIB, departing off 23 right late morning with CFR Cluj (after their game last night against Man United).

Monday, 3 December 2012

MAN 1st December 2012 - Air Blue A340 departure.

After making a day stop on its second visit, Air Blue A340 AP-EDF finally departed late evening.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

MAN 30th November 2012 - Monarch's new A320 G-OZBY

Arriving in the fog around 7pm from Luton, this "new" Monarch A320 (G-OZBY) is ex G-OOAR of Thomson / First Choice and is due to enter service shortly.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

MAN 28th November 2012 - Air Blue A340 makes its first visit.

Arriving late evening after a 'slight' delay ...... Air Blue debuted their A340 on the Islamabad - Manchester service, operating the route non-stop for the first time after the type took over from the one stop A319 service. The first flight was carried out by AP-EDF, departing back to Islamabad just before 3am on the 29th.

Monday, 26 November 2012

MAN 26th November 2012 - Ukrainian CRJ850 and an Alitalia 777

A couple of interesting visitors this morning, Ukrainian CRJ850 UR-ICD made a short visit, departing just after 11.00..........

........ While Alitalia 777-200 EI-DBL arrived (in the very dull weather) just after midday for painting at Air Livery.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

MAN 23rd November 2012 - Air Malta & Enter Air

Early evening saw Air Malta's A319 in the new scheme make a visit.....

Along with Enter Air 737-400 SP-ENK operating a Lapland Charter.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

MAN 21st November 2012 - Iberia A319 EC-JAZ

Arriving late evening to take the Real Madrid team home after their Champions League game against Man City, Iberia A319 EC-JAZ was making its first visit to MAN.

Also making its debut was "Sirio" Gulfstream G450 I-DLGH.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

MAN 20th November 2012 - Thomson's G-TAWK and Monarch's G-OZBF

Thomson took delivery of brand new 737-800 G-TAWK early morning and it remained parked up on the west apron late evening........... 

..........While Monarch Airlines 1st A321 (G-OZBF) to be painted in the new "yellow tailed" scheme had arrived fresh from the paint-shop at East Midlands during the after noon.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

17th to the 19th November - A break in Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt)

A couple of days in Sharm-el-Sheikh enabled a few aircraft to be seen in between dips in the pool and relaxing in the sun....... We stayed at the Hilton, Sharks Bay which has a room block with a view of the airport and runway so photos can be taken before the heat haze gets up too much although care has to be taken to avoid the lamp-posts and other obstructions to the view!

Photos can be seen on the 2012 trips page here .....

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

MAN 12th November 2012 - G-FDZA, the first Thomson 737 in the "new scheme"

Having arrived fresh from the paint shop at Norwich earlier in the day, Thomson 737-800 G-FDZA now wears the new "Dreamliner Inspired" livery, the first 737 to carry it.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

MAN 11th November 2012 - Brazilian Gulfstream PR-OGX and "Fuel Stop" for Condor 767 D-ABUL.

The second exotic Biz-Jet in two days, after yesterdays Malaysian Global this Brazilian Gulfstream G550 PR-OGX was a nice treat arriving mid morning........

....... and Condor 767-300 D-ABUL also arrived on a fuel stop whilst en-route back to Germany from the Caribbean.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

MAN 10th November 2012 _ "Air Asia" Global Express 9M-CJG visits.

Arriving mid morning and making its first visit to Manchester, Global Express 9M-CJG is owned by the Air Asia group whose titles and basic livery it wears..........

....... also making its first visit and landing just before the above Global was one of Turkish Airlines newest 737-900's, TC-JYH.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

MAN 8th November 2012 - Air Méditerranée 737-500 SX-BHR

Making a very nice change from the usual A320, Air Méditerranée used their 737-500 SX-BHR for the first time in to Manchester with the aircraft arriving in the very early hours and departing again late morning.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

MAN 5th November 2012 - Transavia bring in Ajax.

Arriving during the day with the Ajax team for their Champions League match against Man City, Transavia 737-800 PH-HZW was parked up until the early hours of the 7th.

Monday, 5 November 2012

MAN 5th November 2012 - A pair of Monarch Airlines aircraft leave the fleet forever.

Leaving Manchester shortly before dawn this morning, Airbus A300 G-MONR (c/n 540) and Airbus A320 G-MPCD (c/n 0379) both departed for Brussels on lease return prior to being parted out.
Both aircraft have been with Monarch Airlines for their entire careers with the exception of temporary leases to other carriers, G-MONR was delivered in 1989 whilst G-MPCD joined the company back in 1994.

Friday, 2 November 2012

MAN 2nd November 2012 - China Airlines A330 (G-VGEM) arrives for painting.

Arriving mid morning, A330 G-VGEM was wearing full China Airlines (Taiwan) colours minus the pink flowered tail. The aircraft is here for painting in to Virgin Atlantic colours by Air Livery.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

MAN 31st October 2012 - National Cargo 747-400F

A nice movement to end the month, only the second National Cargo 747 Freighter to visit us, N919CA arrived mid afternoon carrying an unserviceable engine from the Thomas Cook A330 that was stuck in Keflavik.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

MAN 27th October 2012 - Volga Dnepr IL76 RA-76950

Arriving mid afternoon to collect an aircraft engine, Volga Dnepr IL76 RA-76950 was making its second visit to MAN.